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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.

Recipes

Onion Biscuits

1 Tbs. corn oil (please consider using unrefined oils in glass bottles - mass produced oils are extracted with chemicals) . Good quality corn oil is excellent for baking, a nice buttery taste. You can use olive oil here too.

1/4 cup minced onion

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (yes, it is much lighter than regular whole wheat flour)

1 1/2 tsp. non-aluminum baking powder (Rumford is a good brand)

1/8 tsp. sea salt

1/4 cup soy margarine, chilled

1/2 cup rice milk

As you can see you are not using shortening, white flour, cow's milk, butter, but instead cruelty free and more healthful ingredients)

Preheat the oven to 425 - biscuits should bake quickly.

Saute the onions in the oil until soft. Set aside.

Lightly oil a baking sheet. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Using a pastry blender fork or two knaves cut the margarine in to the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal.

Add the onions and rice milk and mix until dough just comes together. They will be tough if dough is handled too much.

Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface, knead briefly.

Roll out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut with biscuit cutter or glass. Or roll dough into along rectangle, fold over, press together and slice the rectangle into one inch pieces.

Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes. Makes a dozen.

This may look complicated, but if you actually make them a few times, it goes quickly. Home made bread is, of course, delicious. However there isn't always time for the rising and biscuits are an alternative when you want something home made a the last minute. Yes, you can do these without the onion also.

Roberta Schiff robbie@mhvs.org  

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